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On the come up

by Thomas, Angie,

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2019
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books YA PL THOMAS Angie
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Books
 
Call Number  YA PL THOMAS Angie
 
 
Penn Hills Library Youth PL Y THO
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Youth
 
Call Number  PL Y THO
 
 
Summary
The highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning THE HATE U GIVE, is about a teen girl whose dreams of a career in rap music turn into a desperate necessity when her family home burns down. This is Empire for teens.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Thomas follows up her blockbuster, The Hate U Give (2017), with a sophomore novel that's just as explosive. On the Come Up tells the story of talented Bri, daughter of a deceased underground rapper, who's pursuing her own rap career. Bri is more than her dreams of making it out of the hood and reaching rap stardom; she is a girl who loves her family and friends fiercely. Bri's chance at fame comes after a rap battle in which the song she pens garners massive attention. When Bri's mother loses her job, Bri's rap ambitions become more crucial than ever. They could be her and her family's ticket to a better life unthreatened by poverty. Bri is a refreshingly realistic character with trials and triumphs, strengths and flaws. She's also a teen with a traumatic past who is still going through things in the present. She still, however, manages to find the beauty and joy in life despite her tribulations, and this is where On the Come Up truly shines in its exploration of Bri's resilience, determination, and pursuit of her dreams. In this splendid novel, showing many facets of the Black identity and the Black experience, including both the highs and the lows of middle-class and poor Black families, Thomas gives readers another dynamic protagonist to root for. High-Demand Backstory: Thomas' debut, The Hate U Give, might ring a bell? She had a long-term stay on the New York Times best-seller list for her first novel, and the hype for her second is damn near deafening.--Enishia Davenport Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Thomas's highly anticipated follow up to The Hate U Give returns to Garden Heights, but her new protagonist, 16-year-old Brianna Jackson, faces different challenges than the previous novel's Starr Carter. Bri's mother, Jayda, a recovering crack addict, has lost her job. The rent is late, the heat has been shut off, and Jayda must choose between staying in college and feeding her kids, because welfare benefits don't include food stamps for unemployed students. Bri attends an arts high school, and she dreams of making it big rapping-a talent she inherited from her father, a neighborhood legend who was shot to death when Bri was four. She begins to gain notice in the local music scene, but her success draws the unwanted attention of the gang suspected of killing her father. At the same time, an incident at school connects her with activists. Bri's artful rhymes convey her fears, frustrations, determination to challenge societal stereotypes, and growing awareness of her own talents. As in The Hate U Give, Thomas introduces readers to an unforgettable cast of characters who seek to thrive in close-knit neighborhoods that are also shaped by violence and systemic racism. Bri is a fully realized character who is both sympathetic and, occasionally, maddeningly impulsive, and the well-crafted dialogue, with some laugh-out-loud shade throwing, propels the dramatic plot. Ages 14-up. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Singers -- Fiction.
Rap (Music) -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Single-parent families -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Solon, Ohio :2019
©2019
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Turpin, Bahni, narrator.
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC.
Participants/Performers Performed by Bahni Turpin.
Language English
Notes Title from Playaway label.
Originally published by Harper Audio 2́019
Release date supplied by publisher.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Description 1 audio media player (705 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 1/4 x 2 in.
ISBN 9781509475506
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